The United States’ Christina Kim has accepted an invitation to compete in the Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville which starts on Thursday at the Bonville Golf Resort in Coffs Harbour.
Kim, who turned professional in 2002, is a three-time Solheim Cup representative for the United States, and a five-time winner around the world, including three on the LPGA Tour.
Kim’s last win came in 2014 at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in a playoff against current world number one, Shanshan Feng.
The talented and flamboyant 33-year old is a member of the LPGA & Ladies European Tour (LET) and will add plenty of colour and personality to Australia’s newest Ladies Professional golf tournament.
Graeme Phillipson, General Manager of Golf, Golf NSW was thrilled to make the announcement.
“Christina is a wonderful ambassador for women’s Golf. She’s colourful, passionate and will add some depth to the tournament field,”
Kim, alongside many of the other international competitors, will get to sample the best of what the NSW mid-north and Coffs Coast offers, including rainforest walks, aquatic activities, and some of the region’s finest produce.
“The Coffs region is on display to the world. The women will not only compete on Australia’s favourite resort course – Bonville, but they will see and sample the best of what regional NSW has to offer,
“It’s going to be a fantastic week of golf,” Mr Phillipson added.